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Mar 2, 2014 1:00pm PST
forces on full combat alert. >> secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion. >> in the southern port, his army is already in direct conflict with a unit of ukrainian border force. >> president obama spent a tense 90 minutes on the phone with president putin. >> all options are on the table. >> this is a conversation about obama's leadership, pure and simple. >> i think this is an enormous mistake for russia. >> you don't want to provoke putin, but you do want to be strong. >> russia is going to lose. the russian people are going to lose. >> that sochi charm offensive died on the streets. >> the last thing anybody wants is a military option in this kind of a situation. >> i think you're going to find a house that's very cooperative with the administration on this one. >> there are some moves they could make and could make right now. >> i would like to create a democratic noose around putin. >> are you willing to go to ukraine and show solidarity with the ukrainians if russia doesn't back down? >> absolutely. >>> we've got red alert in e ukraine and all eyes are on president obama
Mar 1, 2014 1:00pm PST
of investigating what their options would be. >> well, i think various cabinet secretaries like john kerry and chuck hagel have been working the phones on both sides, with putin, leaders in ukraine, ange angela merkel. the president has communicate to putin we can't afford a retriggering of cold war lines, that ukraine should not be forced to choose between moscow on one side and europe of the both. chuck hagel had a talk today with the russian defense minister, a very, very tough talk and officials said it was conveyed in our eyes russia invaded ukraine today and then asked for permission later from the russian parliament. >> sure. heather, to that point, though, what options does president obama really have? we're talking about things like potential sanctions, like boycotting the g-8. but what leverage does the united states really have with russia at this point? >> we have some but it's limited. the political consequences, which we are talking about boycotting the g-8 and perhaps making it the g-7 and disinviting russia. they no longer really bronx in that group. you would see targeted
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